Nicaragua Leadership Trip

Join us in the largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is known as “the land of lakes and volcanoes.”

The challenge is that Nicaragua also has the second lowest per capita income in the Western Hemisphere. About half of workers are unemployed and over 40 percent of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition.

Yet there is hope. World Vision has been helping support Nicaragua since 1972 supporting in the areas of food and agriculture, healthcare, education, and child rights.

Join us for an experience like none other.

  • See with your own eyes the work of World Vision’s development work on the ground
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and the people of Nicaragua – part of the trip involves living in the homes with sponsor children families!
  • Be equipped with leadership and activism skills – discover your role in leading change when you return home.

Location: Managua, Nicaragua
When: August 8th – 22nd, 2016
Cost: Approximately $1350 + Flight
Registrataion ends June, 2016.

Apply here – we will follow up with additional information.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What’s the primary objective of the trip?The World Vision Leadership trip is designed to be a hands-on leadership development experience. Exposed to both the beauty and the brokenness of the Managua, Nicaragua, you will return inspired, knowing you’ve created tangible change in a place of need, and ready to lead change right where you are.
  2. What are the exact details of the trip again?The trip will take place on August 8th – 22nd, 2016.
  3. What are the costs?The cost per participant of the Nicaragua Leadership Trip is  $1350 + flight.  The costs covers local transportation, meals, accommodations, interpreters, facilitation, as well as funding for the host families.
  4. What’s not covered in the costs?  Travel/Flight to and from Nicaragua, Emergency travel medical insurance (required), tips, or any personal expenses.
  5. How tall do I need to be to go on this ride?If you are between 16-24 years old, you’re in! Short or tall, come one, come all.
  6. What do I need to get into the country?You’ll need at the very least a valid passport (make sure to check the expiry date).
  7. When should I book flights?  Please wait until you have been fully accepted for the trip. We will be in contact via email as the date approaches. In the meantime, feel free to research flights, fares and look for the best deals. If know other students from your region who are also on the trip, make sure you book together. Chances are that we will all end up on the same flight because of the specific time-period and routes we are taking.
  8. What do I need to bring?We will be sending you a detailed packing guide with your orientation package, but generally what is needed are: closed toed shoes, construction gloves, tropical weather wear, journal. Please avoid bringing computers or expensive digital items.
  9. Where can I find a detailed schedule of the trip?  We are glad you asked and care about the details. Every trip will be different, we will be sending out a schedule when your application has been approved.
  10. Will there be facilitators?Yes, there will be both male & female World Vision staff facilitating the entire event ensuring a safe and inspiring experience.
  11. Any other questions?Feel free to email lon_wong@worldvision.ca for any additional questions.